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* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: [[spoiler:Vida and Ambrose Proctor make one after John-the-dig's death to prevent anyone inquiring about Uncle Charlie, with Vida saying he's in Peru and Ambrose saying that his grandmother will be checking in on the house. The grandmother doesn't actually exist.]]
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* OopNorth: The story takes place in Yorkshire.
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Creator/SophieTurner and Robert Pugh appeared on ''Series/GameOfThrones'' together, though they never shared any scenes. Pugh is harder to recognize in his role as Craster since John-the-dig is clean-shaven and much nicer than Craster.
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* BigFancyHouse[=/=]OldDarkHouse: Angelfield before and after it falls into decay.

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* BigFancyHouse[=/=]OldDarkHouse: BigFancyHouse: Angelfield before and after it falls into decay.decay and becomes a OldDarkHouse.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: The reason Vida Winter picked Margaret to write her biography despite the fact that she's relatively unknown and has only written a couple of articles, is because she "seemed to know something about siblings", namely, twin siblings.
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* [[spoiler: MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe]]


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* NonIndicativeTitle: Vida's book ''Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation'' notoriously does not have thirteen tales. Vida's story is meant to be the thirteenth.
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Isabelle Angelfield (the twin's mother) and her brother, Charlie.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Isabelle Angelfield (the twin's mother) and her brother, Charlie. It's heavily implied to be non-consensual.


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* RoomFullOfCrazy: Charlie had a part of the grounds which was adorned with necklaces and other feminine objects, where he would rape Isabel. Later on, [[spoiler:Vida finds him there, dead of a self-inflicted shotgun blast.]]
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: [[spoiler:Late in the adaptation, the scene where Adeline and Emmeline are playing by the fallen tree is shown again, but there is a third girl there, who would become Vida. The scenes of the doctor's wife and the deaths of Missus and John-the-dig are shown again, with the real Adeline as the perpetrator.]]
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* TheCharmer: Ambrose Proctor. He manages to convince the solicitor that there's nothing to worry about and later tells [[spoiler:Vida]] that what he said to the solicitor was completely false. At some point soon after, he seduces and impregnates [[spoiler:Emmeline.]]


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* HairTriggerTemper: Adeline is very easily set off. [[spoiler:When she gets [[ClingyJealousGirl jealous]], she is downright murderous. Just ask Missus and John-the-Dig.]]


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* HowWeGotHere: Vida tells Margaret the story of her life from her birth to the fire at Angelfield when she was 17.


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* PenName: Vida Winter is a pen name for Adeline March. [[spoiler:This isn't actually true; Vida doesn't appear to have a name until after the fire.]]
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** It shouldn't be too hard to figure out which twin died in the fire, as [[spoiler:Emmeline]] had given birth no more than a few months before the fire...


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Ambrose Proctor is never mentioned again after Vida dismissed him from the household after he impregnated Emmeline.]]
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